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I am having problem with mounting.. I bought iOmega Storage box ix200. I shared a folder from iOmega box for 10 users.

I mounted this shared drive in all 10 Virtual machines by editing /etc/fstab file. After rebooting the drive got mounted. But when a user accessing it and tries to create a new file it shows lock symbol on it.

But if i try to access this drive from Menu - Location and, from there put File server IP and do then i am able to create a file without lock symbol. It's opening read-only for all the users.

This is happening for all the users except 1 user. If i assign that user then its working fine. Can someone guide me what may be the issue.

Hi Thanks for your response. Please find below information

root@JHSP-Christopher:~# cat /etc/fstab

/etc/fstab: static file system information.


Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a

device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices

that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).


proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0

/ was on /dev/sda1 during installation

UUID=d82e0cc6-4bff-4dba-89af-1d5965057568 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1

swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation

UUID=041df524-1e47-4ba2-9046-1f8aee0870ad none swap sw 0 0

// /media/JHSP-FS smbfs username=christopher,password=chh156 rw 0 0 // /media/Christopher smbfs username=christopher,password=chh156 rw 0 0 root@JHSP-Christopher:~# mount /dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro) proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw) none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw) udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620) tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755) none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880) none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) // on /media/Christopher type cifs (rw) // on /media/JHSP-FS type cifs (rw) gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/jhsp/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=jhsp) gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/christopher/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=christopher) root@JHSP-Christopher:~# ls -ld $(mount | cut -d ' ' -f 3) drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Dec 19 19:18 / drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 4080 Jan 6 19:10 /dev drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jan 6 19:10 /dev/pts drwx------ 2 christopher christopher 4096 Dec 20 00:13 /home/christopher/.gvfs drwx------ 2 jhsp jhsp 4096 Dec 18 15:02 /home/jhsp/.gvfs drwxrwxrwx 2 99 users 0 Jan 5 14:40 /media/Christopher drwxrwxrwx 6 99 users 0 Jan 7 17:51 /media/JHSP-FS dr-xr-xr-x 232 root root 0 Jan 6 19:10 /proc drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 980 Jan 11 19:50 /run drwxrwxrwt 3 root root 60 Jan 11 17:35 /run/lock drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 320 Jan 11 19:36 /run/shm drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 0 Jan 6 19:10 /sys drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Jan 6 19:10 /sys/fs/fuse/connections drwx------ 14 root root 0 Jan 6 19:10 /sys/kernel/debug drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 Jan 6 19:10 /sys/kernel/security

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The lines that you use to mount your shares would be nice... –  Bruno Pereira Dec 31 '12 at 16:16
Please add to your question the output of the following commands: cat /etc/fstab, mount and ls -ld $(mount | cut -d ' ' -f 3) –  Flimm Dec 31 '12 at 16:32

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May be there is a problem in fstab entries. Check out 4th column for mount options and ensure that it is not in ro. That means read-only. If it is so, then change it to rw- read write.

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